As I said at halftime, Pittsburgh was playing better than Rutgers during the first half in just about every area except turnovers. Well, the Panthers took care of the ball in the third quarter, and they might be about to take care of the Scarlet Knights as well.
In fact, Pitt should have put this game away by now -- but this is Pitt, and we all know it doesn't do that too often. After settling for two field goals deep in Rutgers territory, the Panthers lead 27-14 early in the fourth. Pitt still needs to learn how to finish in the red zone.
The Scarlet Knights have owned the fourth quarter in their past two games, and they'll need a similar strong comeback this time. They have only 125 total yards through three quarters, and Chas Dodd has only thrown for 57 of those yards. Worse, they set Pittsburgh up for a touchdown on a Jordan Thomas fumble two plays into the third quarter.
Pitt just needs to play smart, and it should improve to 2-0 in the Big East. With West Virginia still struggling with Syracuse ... well, you can finish the end of that sentence.